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The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Post by Chad M. Lane » April 26th, 2019, 9:47 am

Last year and this year the majority of places I had went to were new to me, one of the most enjoyable years field herping to date. Commentary will be short.

ImageCalifornia Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Tiger Salamander (Ambystoma californiense) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Long-toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum sigillatum) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Long-toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum sigillatum) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSierra Nevada Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSierra Nevada Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSierra Nevada Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSierra Nevada Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Long-toed Salamander ( Ambystoma macrodactylum sigillatum) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Long-toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum sigillatum) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSanta Cruz Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus niger) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSanta Cruz Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus niger) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSanta Cruz Black Salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus niger) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageArboreal Salamander (Aneides lugubris) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageRed-Bellied Newt (Taricha rivularis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern California Legless Lizard "Bronze Phase" (Anniella pulchra) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern California Legless Lizard (Anniella pulchra) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Giant Salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) In courtship. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica) In courtship. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

Image"Pin-Banded" California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImagePacific Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

Image"San Joaquin Banded Aberrant Black Belly" California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

Image"San Joaquin Banded Aberrant Black Belly" California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

Image"San Joaquin Banded Aberrant Black Belly" California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

Image"San Joaquin Banded Aberrant Black Belly" California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

Image"San Joaquin Banded Aberrant Black Belly" California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImagePacific Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageWestern Red-tailed Skink (Plestiodon gilberti rubricaudatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageYellow-blotched Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii croceater) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageYellow-blotched Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii croceater) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageKern Canyon Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps simatus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageChaparral Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis lateralis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageFairview Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps bramei) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageFairview Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps bramei) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageYellow-blotched Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii croceater) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageYellow-blotched Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii croceater) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageBakersfield Legless Lizard (Anniella grinnelli) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageBakersfield Legless Lizard (Anniella grinnelli) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageValley Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageLimestone Salamander (Hydromantes brunus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageLimestone Salamander (Hydromantes brunus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageHell Hollow Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageHell Hollow Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps diabolicus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageForest Sharp-tailed Snake (Contia longicaudae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageWestern Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor mormon) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageWestern Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor mormon) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) Insitu by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) Rattle. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) insitu by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCoral-bellied Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus pulchellus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCoral-bellied Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus pulchellus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

Image"Eiseni" California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

Image"Eiseni" California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

Image"Eiseni" California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

Image"San Joaquin Banded Aberrant Black Belly" California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

Image"San Joaquin Banded Aberrant Black Belly" California Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCoast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCoast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageTwo-striped Gartersnake (Thamnophis hammondii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCoast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCoast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCoast Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis multifasciata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae). by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSouthwestern Pond Turtle (Actinemys pallida) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Treefrog (Pseudacris cadaverina) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Treefrog (Pseudacris cadaverina) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageTwo-striped Gartersnake (Thamnophis hammondii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageChaparral Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis lateralis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageChaparral Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis lateralis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageChaparral Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis lateralis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageWestern Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor mormon) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageChaparral (Masticophis lateralis lateralis) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageChaparral (Masticophis lateralis lateralis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSierra Gartersnake (Thamnophis couchii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageValley Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageDamselfly (ID needed) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Mountain Kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageChaparral (Masticophis lateralis lateralis) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageChaparral Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis lateralis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageChaparral Whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis lateralis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageBlunt-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia sila) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageBlunt-nosed Leopard Lizard (Gambelia sila) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSan Joaquin Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum ruddocki) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSan Joaquin Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum ruddocki) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSan Joaquin Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum ruddocki) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSan Joaquin Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum ruddocki) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern California Legless Lizard (Anniella pulchra) "Black phase". Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageForest Alligator Lizard (Elgaria multicarinata multicarinata) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageValley Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageFoothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris munda) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageValley Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis fitchi) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSierra Gartersnake (Thamnophis couchii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageGreat Basin Spadefoot (Spea intermontana) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMount Lyell salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMount Lyell Salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageGreat Basin Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis longipes) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus graciosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Sagebrush Lizard (Sceloporus graciosus graciosus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageWandering Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans vagrans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMount Lyell Salamander (Hydromantes platycephalus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageFoothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii) In-situ. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageFoothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii) in-situ. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageShasta Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea shastensis) In-situ. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageShasta Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea shastensis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageShasta Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea shastensis) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImagePacific Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCascades Frog (Rana cascadae) In-situ. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCascades Frog (Rana cascadae) In-situ. Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCascades Frog (Rana cascadae) in-situ. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCascades Frog (Rana cascadae) In-situ. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSierra Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea palmeri) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSierra Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea palmeri) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSierra Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea palmeri) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog (Rana sierrae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSierra Nevada Yellow-legged Frog (Rana sierrae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSouthern Long-toed Salamander (Ambystoma macrodactylum sigillatum) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCoast Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCoast Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans terrestris) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageAquatic Gartersnake intergrade (Thamnophis atratus spp) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSan Francisco Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea coerulea) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Red-Sided Gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis infernalis) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSan Francisco Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea coerulea) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSan Francisco Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea coerulea) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans elegans) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSpeckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSpeckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSpeckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSpeckled Rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageBanded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi) In-situ. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageBanded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageRed-Spotted Toad (Anaxyrus punctatus) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSonoran Coralsnake (Micruroides euryxanthus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageGreen Ratsnake (Senticolis triaspis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageGreen Ratsnake (Senticolis triaspis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageGreen Ratsnake (Senticolis triaspis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Patchnose Snake (Salvadora grahamiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Patchnose Snake (Salvadora grahamiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageMountain Patchnose Snake (Salvadora grahamiae) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageBlack-Tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageBlack-Tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageBlack-Tailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageSonoran Coralsnake (Micruroides euryxanthus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageArizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi willardi) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageArizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi willardi) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageArizona Ridgenose Rattlesnake (Crotalus willardi willardi) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageBanded Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus klauberi) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageDesert Patchnose (Salvadora hexalepis) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCheckered Gartersnake (Thamnophis marcianus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCommon Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula) Intergrade. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCommon Kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula) Intergrade. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageNorthern Pacific Rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImagePacific Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImagePacific Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer catenifer) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageCalifornia Nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha nuchalata) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageGreat Basin Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer deserticola) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageBlack Toad (Anaxyrus exsul) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageGreat Basin Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer deserticola) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageInyo Mountains Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps campi) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageInyo Mountains Slender Salamander (Batrachoseps campi) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImagePanamint Alligator Lizard (Elgaria panamintina) Explored. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImagePanamint Alligator Lizard (Elgaria panamintina) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImagePanamint Alligator Lizard (Elgaria panamintina) by Chad Lane, on Flickr

And closed the year out with this gem.

ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina x Sierra Nevada Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica x Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis) intergrade/hybrid. by Chad Lane, on Flickr

ImageYellow-eyed Ensatina x Sierra Nevada Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii xanthoptica x Ensatina eschscholtzii platensis) intergrade/hybrid. by Chad Lane, on Flickr


Thank you for wading through all those images!

Cheers,
Chad

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Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Post by csalemi731 » April 26th, 2019, 11:45 am

amazing!!!

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Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Post by Kelly Mc » April 26th, 2019, 12:53 pm

Im moved. There is a spirit and relevance in your photography I get the feeling that if there were no internet sharing, your work would still be just as honed and your understanding of your subjects just as keen.

Even if no one would see it, it would still be done like this.

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Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Post by rhyno » April 26th, 2019, 8:46 pm

WOW. I think I have a new favorite post. Every photo is stunning.

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Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Post by BillMcGighan » April 27th, 2019, 6:41 am

Lots of good stuff! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Post by OkanaganSFLT » April 27th, 2019, 10:27 am

Awesome photos, Chad! As someone who is still just starting out in wildlife/herp photography, I’ve been looking at your body of work with such awe and inspiration.

Keep it up!

Andrew

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Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Post by technoendo » April 27th, 2019, 3:00 pm

Huge fan of your work Chad! I think you are one of the best of the best when it comes to herp photography in the west. Last year some of your alligator lizard + habitat shots really turned my head (some are shown above). A fairly common animal that turns up in photos often but rarely look anywhere near as majestic as yours. You are on a small list of people who I'd love to be a fly on the wall observing your herp photography techniques someday. You are crushing herp photography! \o/

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Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Post by Jimi » May 3rd, 2019, 9:19 am

Wow that represents a lot of work, several times over. Thanks for sharing. You're an artist, as well as an accomplished herper. Great depictions of the subjects. I like how much habitat you include in your portraits.

I was glad to see (after a lot of scrolling) that you were able to get outside of the herper's paradise of California! Ha ha ha.

I also share the enthusiasm for your treatment of Elgaria. Was sorry not to see some Madreans too. Better luck next time! Tip - they aren't too hard to cruise in the late afternoon, and they occur pretty far out into the open country (like, grassland / valleys). You don't need to walk them in the oak canyons, that's just where we often get them as bycatch. Ha ha ha.

Cheers

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Re: The year of exploration. 2018 review.

Post by Chad M. Lane » May 5th, 2019, 2:37 pm

Thank you everyone for the kind words! Appreciate it all!


Thanks,
Chad

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